[bc-gnso] Filed: BC supports Board Approval of PDP Recommendation to lock a domain name subject to UDRP
sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Sun Sep 1 02:40:40 UTC 2013
As discussed on Thursday's BC member call, I have filed the BC comment advocating Board support for PDP recommendations for locking a domain name subject to a UDRP.
There were no comments filed in the initial comment period (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/locking-domain-name-recommendations-02aug13-en.htm>), so ICANN cancelled the "reply period" that was scheduled thru 13-Sep. Nonetheless, I filed so that our Board knows the BC position.
Benedetta, would you please add this to the list of BC "Positions and Statements"?
Description: Support for PDP Recommendations on locking a domain name subject to UDRP
Thanks to Elisa for drafting the statement.
From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org<mailto:sdelbianco at netchoice.org>>
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:18 PM
To: "comments-locking-domain-name-recommendations-02aug13 at icann.org<mailto:comments-locking-domain-name-recommendations-02aug13 at icann.org>"
Subject: Business Constituency supports Board Approval of PDP Recommendation to lock a domain name subject to UDRP
The Business Constituency (BC) supports recommendations from this Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group, which have been approved by the GNSO Council.
*Please note that the BC supports the development of these limited and narrowly focused best practices, but does NOT support a full UDRP review at this time.*
The conclusions and recommendations to the ICANN Board, contained in Section 7 of the PDP Working Group Final Report, are welcomed by the BC. All parties in the chain of registration will benefit from a uniform approach to definitions and procedures surrounding the locking process.
Locking of a Domain Name is an important issue for the business community, as the implementation of these best practices could decrease registrant flight, thereby allowing proper prosecution of infringing behavior using domain names.
We applaud the PDP Working Group for implementing important changes to the Final Report based on community input to the Initial Report, particularly the ability to request additional time for response, in a way which does not impact the UDRP timelines.
The BC urges the ICANN Board to accept these PDP recommendations.
As stated in the Final Report, the expected impact of the proposed recommendations is largely positive. The BC agrees that the clarification and standardization of these procedures is necessary and beneficial, and the BC notes that the recommendations are sufficiently flexible to allow Registrars, Complainants and UDRP providers to adjust these best practices to suit their own internal policies.
The BC also encourages the ICANN Board and Staff to engage in education and outreach to affected community members in order to quickly facilitate the adoption and comprehension of these best practices.
These comments were drafted by Elisa Cooper and approved in accordance with the BC Charter.
Vice chair for policy coordination
ICANN Business Constituency
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